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Fire Safety

Plan Approval

Who require plan approval?

Any person who wishes to commence or carry out any proposed fire safety works in any building shall apply in accordance with the Regulations made under the Fire Safety Act to the Fire Safety and Shelter Department (FSSD) for approval of the plans of the fire safety works. Such plans shall be prepared and submitted by Qualified Persons (QPs) who are registered architects or professional engineers.

Who are qualified for submission of plans?

 

Click on the following links for the list of Registered Architects (RA) and Professional Engineers (PE):

QPs with the discipline relevant to the kind of work involved is qualified for making plan submission.

What are the accepted Code of Practice?

Submission Procedures for the following plans

a) Manual Submission

 

The QP or his / her representative should make the plan submission in person.

 

 

** Click on the hyperlink to find out the necessary documents required for submission.
1) Building Plans
2) Air-Conditioning & Mechanical Ventilation Plan
3) Fire Protection Plan
4) Change of Use

 

b) Electronic Submission

 

 

The following are required for the different types of plan submission:

1) Submission Requirements for Building Plans

  • One set of plan;
  • Application form FSSD-PA;
  • Plan fees;
  • QP's declaration form;
  • Occupancy load calculations and unprotected opening calculations, where applicable;
  • Other supporting documents if any.

 

All plans, calculations, QP's report and application form shall be signed by the QP. All plans shall be of standard metric 'A' series sizes.

 

2) Submission Requirements for Air Conditioning & Mechanical Ventilation Plan

  • One set of plan;
  • Application form FSSD-PA;
  • Plan fees;
  • QP's declaration form;
  • Pressurization staircase calculations and smoke control calculations where applicable;
  • Other supporting documents if any.

All plans, calculations, QP's report and application form shall be signed by the QP. All plans shall be of standard metric 'A' series sizes.

 

3) Submission Requirements for Fire Protection Plan

  • One set of plan;
  • Application form FSSD-PA;
  • Plan fees;
  • QP's declaration form;
  • Sprinkler hydraulic calculations where applicable;
  • Other supporting documents if any.

All plans, calculations, QP's report and application form shall be signed by the QP. All plans shall be of standard metric 'A' series sizes.

 

4) Submission Requirements for Change of Use

A change of use application shall be incorporated in the building plan submission. QP is required to specify clearly in the project titles on plans and in the application forms the proposed intention of the change of use. No separate submission is required.

**NOTE: Fire Safety Works do not require submission to SCDF

 

Under the Exemption Order of the Fire Safety Act, the following fire safety works which are installed in the building works do not require submission to Fire Safety & Shelter Department:

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Last updated on 22nd Nov 2017